This next car comes as a tip from tipper Zach who writes: It’s always sunny on Thorsday! Worth it or not? No idea. Undoubtedly fun. Probably more so than my 9000 Aero. Oh yes, it is not just always sunny on Thorsday, it is also always Thorsday on days that end with “y”. This next example of Swedish delight is an OG 9-3 (Saab internal designation of 9400) and was the last Saab to use the H-engine, which was just a redesign of the Saab B-engine, which was just a redesigned Triumph slant-4 that was first used in the 1968 Saab 99. So…whatever is new is actually old, and whatever is Saab is actually a Triumph. Find this 2000 Saab 93 Viggen offered for $7,200 in Anchorage, AK via craigslist.
This next car comes as a tip from Johnny Bouncewell who writes: Man, I don’t NEED another Viggen but this one sure is tempting. Right number of doors, OEM wheels, and the proper six speed transmission. Yes JB, you are correct, the combination of a 2.3 liter turbo-4 boosted to 230 horsepower is cool, but only […]
Born from jets was the Saab marketing tagline of this era. The Viggen model was supposed to be a BMW E36 M3 competitor. The serious torque steer the car developed gave the Viggen a somewhat dubious reputation in performance car circles. Prices on the classic Saab 900’s have already started to increase, but the steep […]
The mystery Photo published in this Monday’s Left-Handed Spanner was almost instantly identified by a Saabvant and first time anonymous commenter who subsequently picked the name Monsaabster. You can read the entire Saab story in the comments; it is really a great story of an anonymous commenter finding his name —a real DT tearjerker. Anyway, the […]